God has put adoption on my heart for as long as I can remember. As silly as it sounds, I remember watching movies where it mentioned that children were adopted and praying that one day I would be able to do the same. Little did I know that God had something extraordinary planned for our journey to parenthood. We began trying to start our family 4 years ago. In July of 2019 we were so excited to learn that I was expecting and quickly shared the news with our closest family and friends. In August of 2019 we went in for a routine visit only to learn that our baby had not grown properly. We were completely devastated. We were able to get through that tough time with the help of each other, our family, and our faith. We then went to many doctors appointments and fertility specialists to try to figure out why we could not get pregnant after our miscarriage. During this time we also began praying over the idea of beginning the adoption process. We adopted our daughter, Layton, in October of 2021. We were so surprised by the amount of support that we received throughout the process of adopting her. After her first birthday we felt another tug on our hearts to grow our family through adoption again. We never imagined that the process would go this fast, but we're so thankful for all of the things that have fallen into place. We have nothing but love, respect, and admiration for all of the women that love their children so much that they consider adoption for them. What has happened throughout this time is nothing short of amazing. At the end of April we learned that we were chosen by a mother due with a baby boy on May 13th. We are so blessed to be matched with a wonderful birth mother and to be so close to being able to afford another adoption.
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